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2 people killed, 16 injured in Korean nightclub collapse

2 people killed, 16 injured in Korean nightclub collapse

A balcony at a South Korean nightclub collapsed while the country was hosting the world swimming championships, killing two people and injuring 16, including eight athletes.

The incident happened next to the athletes’ village, in the southern South Korean city of Gwangju. Hundreds were reportedly in the nightclub at the time. The two people killed were South Korean, according to police, and 10 foreigners were among the injured, including eight swimmers who were taking part in the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.

The injured athletes include three Americans, two New Zealanders, one Dutch, one Italian and one Brazilian, according to South Korean media.